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"XVe have a few minutes left in the period so
let's make the most of it!" suggests MR.
HARRY GARST, able math teacher, to his ex-
travagant classes. W'ant to take a scholarship
exam, or pick a college? See Mr. Garst, senior
class advisor .... Remember those math prob-
lems you couldn't get until MISS VELMA
WHITE took time to help you with them? She
is always receiving letters and visits from service-
men like you, Bud. Teaching mathematics may
be her vocation, but lending a helping hand is
her avocation .... Circles and quadrilaterals
times pi equals geometry, algebra, and MRS.
VERA BIDIJLE. Quiet, smiling Mrs. Biddle is
never too busy to help some student wrestle
with a difficult problem!
"High Buddha of the Bunson burner' is MR.
LLOYD SIMPSON, new addition to the attic
chemistry lab. Nlr. Simpson fitted his im-
portant chemistry knowledge into that of the
intensified technical training program ....
Questions fly thick and fast at MRS. FLORENCE
HAWKINS in her math and science classes be-
cause sheis always capable of providing the cor-
rect answer .... White rats, leaf posters, guinea
pigs - MR. HOWARD WHITCOMB teaches
biology with gusto! "Money man" Whit is in
charge of all the various athletic sales, also spon-
sors the biology club .... Commander-in-chief
of the science division is "Aitchie"-more for-
mally known as MR. JOHN AITCHISON. As-
sistant football coach Aitchison teaches physics,
electricity, radio, and pre-flight aeronautics.
No wonder we at GHS are so mindful of
current events these days! MR. -IOHN
GRIFFITH'S American problems class is a fa-
vorite of all students. Planning and producing
the senior graduation program is another activ-
ity of this history teacher .... First lady of
our faculty is MRS. IRMA GALE, who en-
riches the course she teaches with tales of per-
sonal experiences. All look up to her as "The
High Llama of All Knowledgef, Interesting
note about this member of the social studies
department-sheys had a quotation on her black-
board for every day for more than twenty-Eve
years .... Believing that more students should
take an active part in sports activity, MR.
CHARLES BEDNAR set up a highly success-
ful school-wide intramural program this year.
Mr. Bednar, a capable history teacher, also
coaches the pony basketball team and is faculty
adviser for the Boys' Forum.
Harry Garst, M.A. Howard W'hitcomb, M.A.
Velma W'hite, PILM. john Aitchison, M.S.
Vera Biddle, B.A. klohn Grirlilh, M.A.
Lloyd Simpson, B.lfd. Irma Gale, M.A.
Florence Hawkins, BS. Charles Iiednar
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As if building a championship basketball team
isn't enough of a job for one man, COACH
GERALD PHILLIPS also directs the entire ath-
letic program and builds high our school morale,
"Build your bodies as well as your minds!" is
Mr. Phillips' motto as he puts future servicemen
through rigorous schedules .... Sponsoring
CAA and cheerleading in addition to conduct-
ing gym and swimming classes are the duties of
MISS RUTH SIMMS, physical education in-
structor. Reading and chocolate pie are her
favorites, while her theme song seems to be
"Oh, Ilow I Hate to Get Up in the Morning!"
. . . . "If I could swim and dive half that well!"
say aquatic maids watching MRS. BETTY
YAPI' go through her paces. This collegiate
looking member of the physical education de-
partment left GHS at the end of the first
semester to join her husband, who is in the
Army .... The "power behind the throne" of
our football eleven this year was MR. C. C.
VAN IDYKE, our new athletic coach. He not
only did a splendid job coaching our team to
victory, but directed wrestling and track, and
helped develop a rigorous physical education
program for those boys who are going into the
W'ith courses in journalism and sophomore
Iinglish on her teaching sched'uIe, MISS
MARGERY GEMMIZI. also sponsors the Budget
and the Reflector. The warning "Gremlin"
gives to all aspiring journalists is: "Learn what
the word 'deadline' means!" .... Studying
-Iulius Caesar with MISS HELEN OLSON is
fun! She's so helpful to a bewildered soph who
is just getting "broken in." Win her with a
slice of chocolate pieg she loves it! ....
To a winning smile and a friendly disposition
add a pinch of spice, and the recipe is complete
for MISS ALTA YOUNGBLOOD, head of the
home economics department. Future home-
makers seek her advice in and out of class ....
Iiood makes the mana-and the proper foods help
make the man a better soldier. MRS. WII.MA
PILGER teaches her students how to stir in the
necessary vitamins and minerals and still make
tempting dishes! Several faculty meetings were
supplemented fto everyone's approvalj with
luncheons served under the supervision of Mrs.
Gerald Phillips, M.A. Margery Gemmel, ILA.
Ruth Simms, B.Ifd. Helen Olson, M.A.
Betty Yapp, I5.S. Alta Youngblood, M.A.
C. C. Van Dyke, M.A. W'iIma Pilger, II.Ifd.
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"Oh, Miss Anderson, Iive a report to get, and
I don't know where to find the information and
-I' with that MISS RACHEL ANDERSON,
school librarian, secures it for you. Miss An-
derson and her library science students are kept
busy cataloguing new books for all the grade
schools .... DON W. ARNOLD, super chief
of war stamp sales, teaches commercial subjects,
including merchandising and bookkeeping. Di-
rector of the commercial department, Mr.
Arnold also heads the distributive education
program which works closely with students who
wish to go into retailing, and with downtown
businessmen .... Directing a championship
debate team was the highlight of the year for
MR. HERBERT BEAN, who is also the origi-
nator of the annual discussion contest and a
capable sophomore English teacher.
Everything from pork to corn is covered by
MR. RAY DUNN'S classes in vocational agri-
culture. Mr. Dunn also sponsors the Future
Farmers of America club .... Stop in the art
room and watch MISS FERN ASPELIN
developing potential geniuses as they plan
posters, design scenery for plays, and absorb the
technique of water color, sketching and oil
painting, receiving expert advice from Miss "An
. . . . MRS. RUTH BOND'S nickname is
"Swede,,' b-ut in Galesburg that's so confusing!
If you would be ready, willing and able in any
emergency, take Mrs. Bond's excellent home-
nursing course. Mrs. Bond also applies her
knowledge as nurse for all public schools.
MISS SYLVIA RYIN, who teaches English
and American literature, is a talented creative
writer and collects books of poetry. Miss Ryin
helps plan the impressive GSL induction assem-
bly every year .... "Outstanding" describes
MISS IRENE FREEMAN, director of dramatics,
and applies also to her radio programs and play
productions. Problems of makeup, scenery, and
costumes combine with her class work in
speech to make her school program a full one.
Miss Freeman lilled the vacancy in the dramatics
department made when Mr. Allen was inducted
into the Army .... " 'Andy, is this costume
all right?" Familiar words for MISS HAZEL
ANDERSON, adviser of the costume crew as
well as our English "prof" who specializes in
teaching reading. The National Honor Society
is another of the many activities that come
under her sponsorship.
Rachel Anderson, AB. Fern Aspelin, lVl.A.
Don Arnold, M.A. Sylvia Ryin, M.A.
Herbert Bean, M.A. Irene Freeman, M.A.
Ray Dunn, Ii.S. Hazel Anderson, M.S.
Ruth Bond, R.N., ILA.
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